Lena Meyer-Landrut unpacks – “That was all too much”
By winning the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2010 Lena Meyer-Landrut a real star in just one night.
That the rapid rise has not always made the singer happy, reveals Lena Meyer-Landrut now in conversation with DJ Felix Jaehn.
Lena Meyer-Landrut speaks openly about her rise
As the hitherto unknown singer Lena Meyer-Landrut participated in the show “Our Star for Oslo” in 2009 and prevailed. The fact that she then won the first German triumph since “A Little Peace” and Nicole at the Eurovision Song Contest surprised all of Germany.
In just one night she became the most sought-after person in Germany, appeared on all TV shows, gave numerous interviews and toured Europe. One album chased the next.
This is Lena Meyer-Landrut:
- Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut was born on May 23, 1991 in Hanover
- At the age of 18 she was discovered by TV star Stefan Raab
- On May 29, 2010 she won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Satellite”
- In addition to music, Lena also works as a model and voice actress
- From 2013 to 2016 she was seen as a coach in the casting show “The Voice Kids”, alongside Mark Forster, among others
- Lena Meyer-Landrut was also on the jury for “Our Song 2017”
Lena Meyer-Landrut: “I was overwhelmed”
At the time, however, the young singer couldn’t handle her success. She “felt overcrowded.” “I was overwhelmed at work and in my private life – that was all too much,” she confesses in DJ Felix Jaehn’s podcast “Breathe”.
As a result, she would often have been in a bad mood, but this was not well received. “I cannot suffice as I am. I have to present a certain picture, ”says Lena Meyer-Landrut. Before that, she wasn’t aware of it, she had to learn it first.
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But after almost ten years in the spotlight, she can handle it better. “I’m not so afraid anymore. Many years, especially the first five to ten years, were characterized by fear, ”says Lena Meyer-Landrut.
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“It is definitely something really nice that I am much more conscious and not so guided by fear. That gives me a very good, warm, calming feeling, ”reveals the 30-year-old. (fs)